Levels 3 and 4
NZC Achievement Objectives
PW3/4-1: (Physical Inquiry and Physics Concepts) Explore, describe, and represent patterns and trends for everyday examples of physical phenomena, such as movement, forces, electricity and magnetism, light, sound, waves, and heat. For example, identify and describe the effect of forces (contact and non-contact) on the motion of objects; identify and describe everyday examples of sources of energy, forms of energy, and energy transformations.
Te Mātauranga o Aotearoa
Force and Motion: Investigate and use scientific models of force and motion, and some applications, e.g. friction, levers and pulleys.
Waves and Particles: Investigate and use scientific models to explain the physical phenomena of light, sound and heat.
Electricity and Magnetism: Investigate and use simple scientific models of electrical circuits and magnets.
Te Tōpana me te Nekenga: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te tōpana me te nekenga, me ētahi whakamahinga, pēnei i te waku, te kauwhiti me te tauru.
Te Ngaru me te Ngotangota: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i te tauira pūtaiao hei whakaatu i te aho, te oro me te pōkākā.
Te Hiko me te Autō: Ka tūhura, ka whakamahi i ngā tauira pūtaiao māmā mō ngā ara iahiko me ngā autō.
Learning Intentions are from the Ministry of Education
Integration ideas are from the Ministry of Education
Students can explore and describe how magnetic forces in everyday items affect how they work. They can explain how the items of technology have affected our lives.
Students can demonstrate the push and pull forces of a magnet and describe the relationship between like and unlike poles. They can classify materials as magnetic or non-magnetic and suggest possible relationships among these materials, for example, metal or non-metal. They can design a fair test of the strength of magnets and discuss the relationship between their size, shape and strength.
Students can investigate and explain how magnetic forces are used in everyday items of technology. They can research ways in which people’s lives have been improved by the development of such items.
Students can draw a magnetic field that shows the lines of force between like and unlike poles. They can suggest possible uses for magnetic fields, for example, in a compass or fridge magnet. They can design and conduct a fair test to measure the strength of a magnet along its length.